St Andrew, Sampford Courtenay

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Grade 1 listed 15th Century parish church originally in the patronage of the Courtenay (Earls of Devon) family but since the Reformation King's College, Cambridge is the Patron. Large church with tall tower at West end and famous roof bosses including two green men, a sow with piglets and a three hares circle.

Home of the 1549 "Prayer Book Rebellion" about which there is a permanent display in the church. The building is not locked.

The church is well used, has a thriving choir and flower club. There is a welcoming atmosphere, and very active congregation. Activities include regular Family Services on the first Sunday of the month, Prayer Book services, Coffee Mornings and an annual Advent Course and Lent Lunches. Harvest and Plough Sunday are paricularly important celebrations. 

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The Revd Nick Weldon
The Rectory
North Tawton
EX20 2EX
(01837) 880183
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Family Service
Children-led morning service with drama, readings, songs etc
term time only
Every first Sunday at 9:30 AM for 35 minutes
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments
Holy Communion
Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion usually sung to Merbecke; choir second Sunday of the month and sometimes more often.
and 1st Sunday during school holidays
Every second fourth and fifth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Book of Common Prayer
Sung evensong
BCP evensong with choir
Every third Sunday at 6:30 PM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer



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Incumbent: The Revd Paul Simon SEATON-BURN
Team Vicar: The Revd Nicholas Patrick WELDON
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 8893
Built: 0
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: Kings College Cambridge and Dean and Chapter of Exeter (jointly)
Archdeaconry: TOTNES (152)
Deanery: OKEHAMPTON (15204)
Parish Legal Name: Sampford Courtenay (150338 )
CofE Church Info: (615338 15/338)
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The current editor is: Nicholas Weldon

This page was last updated on Wednesday 23rd November 2011
St Andrew, Sampford Courtenay, Devon, EX 20 2ST

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